You can justify a math statement
or answer by using
objects, pictures, or models
of the problem.
 


Mrs. Freebern want to give
2 pencils to each of the 17 students in her class.  She decided that she will need 34 pencils.  Make a model to show this answer is correct.


If each student gets 2 pencils, you can count to see Mrs. Freebern will need 34 pencils in all.


 Mason counted the money
in his piggy bank.
He had
2 quarters,
             6 dimes,
             3 nickels and
             4 pennies.

He said he had $1.29.  Make a model with coins to show his answer is correct.
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Dime

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 Counting the coins 25, 50, 60, 70, 80,
    90, $1.00, $1.10, $1.15, $1.20, $1.25,
    $1.26, $1.27, $1.28, $1.29

         Mason had $1.29 in his pocket.

Faith was solving a problem.
She needed to add:

     
       36 + 13 = 49

She used place value blocks to
show her answer was correct.
+ =

The place value blocks show that the correct answer is 49.

A total of 24 trophies will be given away at the softball tournament.  Each box hold 6 trophies.  How many boxes of trophies will the coach need to order?

                      24 / 6 = 4

Make a model with objects to show the coach answer is correct.



If 24 trophies are needed, the coach needs to order 4 boxes.

Remember: Justify answers by using objects, pictures, or models of the problem.


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